Pandora Drum Circle Refurbished at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Some of the drums in the interactive drum circle of Pandora – The World of “Avatar” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been repainted.

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Guests can stop and play music at the drum circle. Drummers used to perform here, too, but they haven’t since the parks closed due to COVID-19 in March 2020.

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While many of the drums have dark circles in their centers where guests have hit them repeatedly, some have been refreshed and are fully brown-orange again.

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There is still some cracking in the paint of the refurbished drums, but they look much better than before.

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We expect the other drums to be repainted or replaced soon, too.

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In the “Avatar” fiction, this area is called Swotu Wayä, or “the sacred place of song.”

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The instruments are connected directly to Pandora’s root system, so drummers can access the “living memory of song” when playing.

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Because Pandora has no walk-around Na’vi characters, the drummers were portrayed as humans who were taught to play by the Na’vi.

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We’ve been cataloging some of the most egregiously dirty areas of Walt Disney World recently, including the Space Mountain building and “it’s a small world” boats.

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Thankfully, Disney has responded by cleaning these areas. And it seems they’re taking a look at other areas, too, like the Pandora drums.

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Watch our video of the Pandora drum circle show below.

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